The Pioneer Woman's Best Recipes for a Crowd

Feed all the ranchers — or friends and family — in your life with Ree Drummond's top big-batch dishes with at least eight servings.

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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Think of this as deconstructed twice-baked potatoes that have been reconstructed into a cheesy, creamy casserole. True to the traditional side dish, this one is studded with crispy bacon and boasts sour cream for subtle tang.

Get the Recipe: Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Tenderloin Sandwiches

After roasting the beef until tender and juicy, set up a DIY sandwich bar complete with rolls, brown mustard and spicy horseradish sauce, and let everyone build their ultimate meal. 

Get the Recipe: Tenderloin Sandwiches

Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Ree's moist meatballs are simmered in ready-to-go marinara sauce and served on hearty rolls with mozzarella cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Lasagna

Perhaps the ultimate make-ahead meal, Ree's hearty, meaty lasagna can be prepped ahead of time and frozen, then simply baked and enjoyed when you need a meal in a hurry. 

Get the Recipe: Lasagna

Chile con Queso

Chips and dip are a classic party starter, and this recipe puts a cheesy, slightly spicy spin on traditional picks. 

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Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Follow Ree's lead and start with frozen rolls, then dress them up with homemade flair. Ree brushes the rolls with butter, fresh herbs and sea salt for extra flavor and texture.

Get the Recipe: Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocoholics, you've met your match with Ree's easy-to-make sweet treat, which she blankets with a rich, buttery chocolate icing. 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake

Fajita Nachos

This mash-up recipe brings together the best of fajitas — the juicy flank steak, sweet peppers and onions — and all that's satisfying about nachos, including plenty of cheesy chips. Thanks to the beef, Ree's nachos are elevated from appetizer to entree status.

Get the Recipe: Fajita Nachos

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Featuring a buttery cookie-pecan crust, a smooth, tangy cream cheese filling and a sweetened topping made with fresh blackberries, there's no shortage of comforting flavors in Ree's 5-star dessert.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Baked Ziti

A hefty meat sauce, a three-cheese mixture and plenty of noodles — those three components combine to create a stick-to-your-ribs casserole that delivers tried-and-true results every time.

Get the Recipe: Baked Ziti

Beautiful Brussels Sprouts

You can be sure that Ree's top-rated veggie gets its name from both its flavor and its appearance, thanks to the vibrant colors in the golden butternut squash and the jewel-like pomegranate seeds that stud the dish.

Get the Recipe: Beautiful Brussels Sprouts

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Make brunch entertaining easier by prepping the star of your spread the night before. Ree assembles her sweet casserole and lets it chill overnight so the bread can absorb the creamy custard, and when she's ready to bake it the next morning, she simply tops the dish with a cinnamon-brown sugar topping and moves it to the oven.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Take a look at the ooey-gooey cheese blanket right there. That's a hearty layer of melty Monterey Jack cheese covering the creamy layers of tender potatoes and diced ham — and more cheese.

Get the Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Simmered with carrots, parsnips and turnips, Ree's top-rated stew is an all-in-one meal that you can cozy up to.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Easy Calzones

Take advantage of a quick-fix shortcut by starting with store-bought frozen rolls to form the pastry for Ree's simple calzones. For the filling, she uses a mixture of sausage and three cheeses for flavorful results.

Get the Recipe: Easy Calzones

Tortellini Skewers

Though this eat-with-your-hands appetizer is surely impressive, it's deceptively simple to execute; all it takes is a bit of assembly. Just thread cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and tortellini onto skewers, and top them with a pesto vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Tortellini Skewers

Chicken and Noodles

Shredded chicken adds heft to Ree's light but satisfying soup, which she simmers with a bit of ground thyme to round out the broth.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Noodles

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